Education: New Spence

When Manhattan top-hatted and bustled into the 90's the late Clara B. Spence founded a school for girls. Extremely correct, it was on 48th street, just off Fifth Avenue—a school for gentlewomen. Even Manhattan's late Social Arbiter Ward McAllister approved. Last week in Manhattan's soon-to-be-destroyed Hotel Waldorf Astoria of which Arbiter McAllister also approved, 500 Spence alumnae and their parents gathered for dinner. Yale University's President James Rowland Angell and Steelman Charles M. Schwab were speakers. The news was that the Spence School, now no longer privately owned, has a new...

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